SRINAGAR: Several members today raised various issues of public importance during the Zero Hour in the Legislative Assembly.
Ch. Mohammad Akram raised the issue of lack of promotions being granted to the employees working in CA&PD department under various categories. Responding to the issue, the Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali said Government is considering to reorganising the department, which would create more avenues for career advancement for the employees in the Department.
Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar said that there is shortage of irrigation water facilities in Ellaqi Faak and demanded that the Government should ensure irrigation water facilities to the farmers.
Mr. Usman Abdul Majid urged the government to take steps to address the issue of water scarcity in various hilly areas of the state.
Mr. Aijaz Ahmad Mir asked the Government to formulate a policy regarding beggars who often annoy people at traffic signals and tourist places. He said the Government should look into the issue on priority.
Mian Altaf Ahmad said the Zakura to Wayil Bridge road is in deteriorated condition and urged the Government to handover the road to BEACON authorities for its maintenance. He said the road is of vital importance as it connects the Ganderbal district with Srinagar.
Mr. Raja Manzoor Ahmad said that there is a dearth of doctors in his constituency due to which people are suffering. He called on the government to fill up the vacant posts of medicos on priority.
Mr. Javid Mustafa Mir asked the Government to make a statement on alleged suicide attempt by an IAS officer.
Ali Mohammad Sagar raised the issue of three missing persons of Kralipora, Kupwara and asked the Government to make a statement on this issue.
Mr. M. Y. Tarigami raised the issue of low honorarium given to Special Police Officers (SPOs) and urged the Government to raise it.
Hajji Abdul Rashid Dar urged the Government to resolve the issue of dumping of garbage at Sopore and Sangrama. He demanded that a proper site be identified for garbage disposal.
Mr. Engineer Rashid raised the issue of vacant post of director at SKIMS. He said that that SKIMS is an important Super Specialty Medical Institute and Government should immediately appoint its Director.
Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar demanded for making B.Ed. degree a one year course instead of two years.
Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Mir suggested the Government that trees along the banks of River Jhelum and in the interiors of Dal Lake should be removed to check encroachment.
Mr. Devinder Singh Rana raised the issue of water scarcity in various areas of his constituency and in other areas of Jammu region. He urged the Government to clear liabilities of water supply Tanker owners.
Mr. Altaf Ahmad Wani said that about 2000 persons are on strike in Pahalgam demanding permission for performing various works during ensuing Amarnathji Yatra. Mr. Wani demanded that the government should look into the matter on priority.
Mr. Pawan Kumar Gupta demanded an end to nomination system in the Health department for healthy competition.
Mr. Dina Nath Bhagat raised the issue of shortage of doctors and surgeons in Chenani constituency and asked the Government to appoint them at an earliest.
Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora said due to global warming glaciers are fast receding creating water scarcity. He said an engineer in Ladakh region has developed an adaptive artificial glacier technology to address the water scarcity issues and asked the Government to adopt the model.
Mr Rajiv Sharma urged the government for release of adequate funds for early completion of two main projects in his constituency.
Mr. Asgar Ali Karbalai asked for round the clock traffic movement and its regulation on Zojilla pass.
Mr. Mubarak Gul raised the issue of dilapidated condition of roads in his constituency and asked the Government to carry out immediate repairs of these roads.
Mr. G. M. Saroori asked the Government to end the disparity in wages of casual labourers and hand receipt workers.
Mr. Yawar Ahmad Mir asked the Government to immediately start construction work on Check Gujjri Irrigation Scheme in his constituency, so that farmers are benefited at this crucial time of farming.
Ms Anjum Fazili urged the Government to sensitise the traffic cops deployed to regulate traffic movement so that they are able to deal professionally with people particularly with women while discharging their duties.
Dr. Krishen Lal demanded for clearance of wastages after construction work of lanes in four blocks of his constituency.
Mr. Mohammad Akbar Lone demanded release of salaries in favour of the Safai Karamcharies working in Municipal Committees of Hajjan, Sumbal and Bandipora.
Mr. Noor Mohammad Sheikh raised the issue of scarcity of drinking water facilities in various areas of his constituency and urged the government to take immediate steps for its redressal.
Mr. Aijaz Ahmad Khan demanded immediate finalization of tenders so that macadamization of various roads of his constituency can be started.
Mr. Sat Paul Sharma urged the government to enhance the age limit for appearing in KAS examinations upto 37 years. He said that many states have upper age limit of 40 years in civil services examinations and Government should also enhance the age limit similarly to benefit large number youth in the state.
Mr. Abdul Majid Padder demanded impartial enquiry into the alleged illegal engagements of Awangwari Workers in his Constituency.
Mr. Shakti Raj Parihar urged the Government to explore the tourist potential in Doda district and steps be taken for development of tourism related infrastructure. He also demanded for establishment of Doda Development Authority.
Shah Mohammad Tantray asked the Government to carry out immediate repairs and renovation of roads and bridges damaged in 2014 floods in Poonch district.
Mr. Abdul Majid Larmi urged the Government to clear the liabilities of contractors in lieu of works done under State Disaster Relief Fund in Homeshalibugh.
Mr. Mohammad Yousuf Bhat demanded that specialist doctors be appointed at district hospital Shopian for providing better healthcare facilities to people.
Ms. Shamim Firdous said that passport should be given to those persons who were earlier involved in militancy related incidents for performing Hajj and Umrah.
Mr. R. S. Pathania raised the issue of vacant posts of medical and para-medical staff in health institutions of his constituency. He demanded early filling of these posts.
Mr. Rajiv Jasroita demanded for timely floating of tenders of sanctioned road and other projects for early execution in his constituency.
Dr. Davinder Kumar Manyal demanded removal of encroachment on 400 kanals of land in Mananu, Samba that has been identified for establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
Choudhry Qamar Hussain urged the Government to expedite the construction work on Mini Secretariat at Rajouri.